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Kimberly Tomimitsu Locker

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Painting & Drawing Classroom

WE SKETCH, USING OUR OBSERVATIONAL SKILLS, DURING FIRST QUARTER AND THEN ADD IN SOME PAINT SECOND QUARTER!
 
Every student in my class is required to complete a set of sketchbook assignments based on drawing from observation. Drawing from observation is sketching an image of what is exactly in front of you. It is drawing objects, people, places from life and not based on one's own imagination. It is really looking closely at something and learning how it is put together and how to interpret what you see onto a piece of paper.

Good drawing from observation is a skill everyone can learn. It requires practice and focus. Some of you have a "talent" for art and some of you may feel you are not so blessed with this gift. But in any case, it is possible for both kinds of artists to improve their drawing.

So work hard and be open to this challenge. I guarantee if you follow my directions and do all your assignments, your drawing from observation will improve quickly!
 
WHY IS DRAWING FROM OBSERVATION IMPORTANT?
 
Every brilliant artist, designer, inventor or scientist can sketch an image to communicate their concept. Even in business today, visually communicating an idea really can help sell an idea.

Drawing from observation will train you to be able to take what you see in front of you and translate it into a image others will understand. Drawing from observation shows that you understand how to interpret the world around you. It also will help you better illustrate what is in your imagination since you can use real world references to support your ideas.

If you are planning to attend a professional art or design college (to study art, game design, comics, animation, illustration, fashion, photography, architecture, product design or graphic design) you will be required to submit an "admission portfolio". A big part of this admission portfolio is drawing from observation. You will be required to submit high level original drawings from observation in a sketchbook and several large format drawings.

Notes

9/24/18

This informational meeting is regarding the entire theater department (Ms. Carelli, Ms. Wozniak & Ms. Tomimitsu's classes). For my part, I will discuss our upcoming DTASK set building competition on November 3rd and ask if there are parents who would like to donate any skills or resources during the second semester when our class starts building sets. If you are unable to attend, I will be providing a handout for students to take home for parents next week:) 

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9/24/18

Steps in Set Design

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY9j8NOQhGQ

 

Working in Theatre: Scenic Design

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXYX5YXjYaA

 

Design Challenge: Royal Opera House

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLw-QapkxnA

 

Drama 101: Introduction to Theater - Ricardo Hernandez

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdk2w_3Yzi4

 

Behind the Scenes of Wicked: Creativity in Set Design

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DHcON8JKhY

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